June 26, 2003

Adonai and I, Plains, PA, Jun 26

Adonai and I, Plains, PA - River St. Jazz Cafe- Plains, PA- doors at 8:30pm- tickets $8

June 27, 2003

Adonai & I, Ithaca, NY, Jun 27

Adonai and I, Castaways- Ithaca, NY- tickets $10- doors at 9pm

June 28, 2003

Adonai & I, Makor, NYC, Jun 28

Adonai & I, Sat June 28- Makor- 35 W. 67th St- NYC- doors at 8:00pm more info at

July 6, 2003

Klezska at the Tonic, NYC, Jul 6

I just wanted to tell you that after several months of rehearsals, Klezska will be performing at Tonic for the Klezmer Brunch on July 6th. Show times are 1:30 and 3pm, $10 per show or $15 for both.

August 13, 2003

KlezSka, NYC, Aug 13

Just a note to all you NY Metro Area music lovers that Klezska will be performing this Wednesday night at Le Bar Bat, 311 West 57th St. (bet. 8th & 9th Ave's) at 9PM. We are one of four bands performing and admission is $10.

We will have a special guest joining us on trumpet named Kevin Batchelor. Kevin plays regularly with the reggae band Big Mountain known best for their hit version of the Peter Frampton song, "Baby I Love Yor Way." He has played with The Skatalites and is a tremendous musician. Everyone else will be there (all eight of us) including our other two horns, Keyboard, Double bass and maybe even another guest, Skye Steele on Violin. It's going to be a rockin' set so don't miss it!

August 21, 2003

Mattissiyahu, NYC, Aug 21

Mattissiyahu: Hasidic Reggae Vocalist opening for John Brown's Body
Thurs, Aug 21st
125 5th Ave,
Park Slope, Brooklyn
9PM $10

NOT TO BE MISSED! Mattissiyahu is on another level!

hear Mattissiyahu at

October 13, 2003

Daniel Pearl Music Day, NYC, Oct 13

Feast of the Leviathan: From Chassidic Reggae to Avant-Garde Psalms. Celebration of Jewish Art organized by the Mima'amakim Journal, featuring published poets and writers, as well as Mattissyahu (King of Chassidic Reggae) and The Seth Nadel Band (Jewish Folk Rockers), drum circle and open mic. October 13th, 7 pm at Makor, 35 W 67th Street, $12 (complimentary copy of the journal included). This event is part of the Second Annual Daniel Pearl Music Day network. For more info email


October 31, 2003

Adonai and I, Cambridge, MA, Oct 31

Adonai and I
Fri. October 31st-HALLOWEEN-"Superheros and Villains"
Lizard Lounge- 1667 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA phone-547-0759
Show starts at 9pm, 21+
tickets in advance- $8
at door- $10
$2 off if you arrive as a superhero or villain

opeing the show will be the funk and groove machine:
The Board of Ed

November 1, 2003

Reggae and Judaism, NYC, Nov 1

Reggae and Judaism Collide at the Unity Sessions II
9PM Sat, Nov 1
Makor 35 West 67th St (between Columbus and Central Park West) NYC

Presented by JDub Records and Murat Art Productions, The Unity Sessions II is the second installment in a series of musical events that bridge ethnic, religious, and political lines through shared musical experiences. The event also marks the first preview screening of Awake Zion, the documentary-in-progress by Monica Haim that explores the relationship between reggae culture and Judaism. The Unity Sessions II will bring together Jewish and Jamaican reggae musicians on one stage as a testament to the unifying power of music.

Selector Yossi Fine (Ex-Centric Sound System) will kick off the night. Hasidic Reggae Vocalist Mattissyahu, conscous dancehall performer Super Dane, Treasure Don, and King Django will perform. Jammyland Allstars play all night long.

November 9, 2003

KlezSka at Tonic, NYC, Nov 9

KlezSka logo11/9: KlezSka & friends at the Tonic Klezmer Brunch, Sunday 1:30pm &
3pm sharp!
TONIC on the Lower East Side
1:30pm and 3pm
107 Norfolk St. (1/2 block North of Delancey)
F train to Delancey
J train to Essex
$10 for one set, $15 for both

December 7, 2003

King Django, NYC, Dec 7

When: Sunday, Dec 7th, details TBA.
Where: CBGB's, 315 Bowery between 1st & 2nd St, NYC.
What: King Django's Roots and Culture Band to play at the CD release party for King Django's new album, "Version City Sessions."
More info:

December 20, 2003

KlezSka, Teaneck, NJ, Dec 20

KlezSka is playing at "The Puffin Foundation" in Teaneck, NJ on Sat. night Dec. 20th - It's a Channukah thing.

January 24, 2004

KlezSka!, NYC, Jan 24

Klezska! Live @ Sugar Bar
Sat. Jan. 24th @9PM
254 W. 72nd St. (across from Douggie's)
New York City
$10 cover
Hope you can make it.
Skavanagila Baby!

February 7, 2004

Juez, Mattissyahu, more, Makor, NYC, Feb 7

Saturday Feb 7th @ Makor
Modular Moods Presents:

Juez, Mattissyahu, Yuri Lane and dj handler

Last time we did this was at the Knitting Factory in Nov and sold it out at double capacity. If you can, we highly suggest buying tickets in advance.

*advance - $12 (click here to purchase)
*day of - $15 (get there early!)

expect beatbox collabos between Yuri Lane, dj handler, and Mattissyahu.
expect Juez to throw out Pez and T-shirts...
expect a ridiculously dope show

* Makor is located on 35 W 67th Street b/w Columbus & Central Park West

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February 13, 2004

Adonai and I, Cambridge, MA, Feb 13

David Gould's "Ad-nai and I" is bringing its eclectic roots reggae and dub sounds back to Cambridge, MA!

Fri. February 13th- Lizard Lounge
1667 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA phone-547-0759
doors at 10pm
tickets in advance- $6
at door- $8
opening the show will be the local Boston Reggae group:
The Well

March 6, 2004

Matisyahu, NYC, Mar 6

Some would say Purim is a Jewish holiday about a queen in Persia who saved the Jews of her kingdom from a violently egotistical prime minister. Others would say Purim is a holiday about the masks people wear and how to get behind them. We say, its one of our favorite holidays well worth celebrating in the traditional ways…

With music, dancing, and drinking.

Join JDub, Matisyahu, and Hazon for a Purim night on the lower east side. In the spirit of turning things on their head, we've got an unbelievable bill of things Jewish and Not-So with Hasidic Reggae Superstar Matisyahu, hip hop band Automato and Londonian-Bostonian MC Kabir.

Tickets are only available at the door, so come early, stay late, and drink till you don’t know the difference*.

Sat march 6, 9pm (Matisyahu at 11)

the mercury lounge / 217 e houston b/w ave a and 1st ave (F/V to 2nd Ave) /

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April 17, 2004

Adonai and I, NYC, Apr 17

Adonai and I
Sat. April 17th- Makor
35 W. 67th St- New York
phone- 212-601-1000
doors at 8pm
tickets- $15
9pm- Klezska
10pm- A&I
opening the show will be the NY Metro-based group Klezska. This is their debut show at Makor and they deliver their own blend of Jamaican-influenced music and hebrew melodies- Klezska also features an all-star cast of musicians including former members of Burning Spear
more information-

KlezSka, Adonai&I, Makor, NYC, Apr 17

KlezSka logo11/9: KlezSka

Live @ Makor Saturday April 17th
Doors open 8:30
9:00 showtime
$15 at the door
Special guest joining Klezska include members of Burning Spear and Queen Latifa
Also performing will be David Gould's Adonai & I at 10:00

Matisyahu, Brooklyn, NY, Apr 17

Beyond Fiddler:
Jewish Tradition & Transformation
April 2—May 2, 2004

In celebration of Jewish Heritage Month, BAM presents the Fourth Annual Brooklyn Jewish Film Festival, live music, panel discussions, and special guests—all highlighting the innovation and diversity of Jewish-American culture.

Saturday, April 17 at 9pm

No cover. $10 food/drink minimum.
30 Lafayette Avenue . Brooklyn, NY

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May 8, 2004

Matisyahu, NY harbor, May 8

Matisyahu Lag Ba'Omer Boat Cruise

Sat, May 8, 2004
presented by JDUB & RocksOff

Boat opens at 10PM/sails at 11PM
from the dock at 23rd Street and FDR Drive (East Side). 2 full bars, surprise guests, new tunes, spectacular views of NYC, Brooklyn, the Statue of Liberty, the bridges, and the moon.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the boat, and the show is 21+ w/ID

May 30, 2004

KlezSka, Skatelites, NYC, May 30

KlezSka logoKlezSka! will be opening for the legendary Jamaican Ska Band, The Skatalites this Sunday May 30th at The Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. in Lower Manhattan. 9:30 showtime.

The Skatalites created Ska music in the early 1960's and were the house band for Studio One where all of the greats recorded including Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff - everyone. Klezska takes klezmer and Jewish music and combines it with this traditional form of Ska (not to be confused with the 3rd wave or "Punk Ska" that one usually hears on the radio these days).

For more information go to

August 5, 2004

KlezSka, NYC, Aug 5

KlezSka logoKlezSka! will be performing live @ Satalla - "the temple of world music"
Thursday August 5th @10PM - Doors open at 9PM
Satalla is at 37 W. 26th St. (between 6th & Broadway)
$15.00 cover

Klezska! will be gearing up for their Holy Land Tour where they will be performing at the annual Klezmer festival in Tzvat, Israel. They will also be performing at a club in Tel Aviv called Japan.

May 12, 2005

KlezSka, NYC, May 12

Klezmer/Ska Music
Admission $15 - Please purchase tickets at the door

Klezska. Skavanagila Baby! Described as "the klezmer of Kingston" by klezmer author Seth Rogavoy. This is their fifth appearance at Satalla begining with the club's opening night of live music. Klezska combines the music, melodies and rhythms of Jewish and Israeli music with the style and substance of traditional Jamaican genres from early ska through rock-steady reggae and dancehall. The core of musicians include: Mike Severino (drums) - Blaaka (bassey) - Original Smurph (guitar, vocals) - Chava Mirel (vocals, melodica, guitar, keyboards) - Glenn Tamir (percussion, keyboards, vocals). Other special guests are always present, some who have performed with leading reggae groups like Burning Spear, the Skatalites, Big Mountain and Culture. A spiritual gathering between two culures that know how to party! Please join us.

May 28, 2005

Ari Ben Moses Band, Chicago, IL, May 28

Chicago's Finest World Rock and Reggae Band,
recently featured in The Chicago Tribune, and soon to be
reviewed in The Jerusalem Post, will be performing:

7000 North Glenwood (773) 465-8005

We are honored to have THE SHIVITI DRUMMERS from
The Mitziut Jewish Community of East Rogers Park
opening for us. Here's the lineup:

10:00 - 10:45 ARI BEN MOSES BAND
11:00 - 11:45 ARI BEN MOSES BAND

>From Midnight to Closing members of both ensembles
will be on hand for a Jam Session. DON'T MISS IT!!!!

Admission is only $7 for this amazing evening of
spiritually-charged and intelligent original music.

October 23, 2005

New Orleans benefit, Scarsdale, NY, Oct 23

In conjunction with the Jewish Community Center of Mid Westchester in Scarsdale, NY, I am excited to announce that on Sunday October 23rd from 2 till 6 in the afternoon, the Sukkah Jam for New Orleans will take place.

So far, a number of individuals have stepped forward to donate their time, talent and money. This includes many musicians as well as organizations like WWOZ - (one of the greatest radio stations on the planet broadcasting live on the internet at - The Backbeat Fund (see below) plus a variety of sponsors.

Please join us any way you can. If you are a musician and would like to perform contact or If you would like to get involved in any way, please email Glenn Tamir

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December 24, 2005

Klez Dispensers, King Django, NYC, Dec 24

Klez Dispensers
First night of Chanukkah (Dec 24th), 8:30 PM, Makor (35 W67th St, NYC) $12
Klez Dispensers meet King Django's Roots and Culture Band
KD: Susan Watts, AK, Ben Holmes, Adrian Banner, Amy Zakar, Audrey Wright, Heather Versace, and Gregg Mervine
R&C: Jeff Baker, Noah Shachtman, AK, Ben Holmes, Adrian Banner, Justin Rothberg, and Ben Herson
Pre-KlezKamp party (discounted admission for KlezKamp participants!)

March 3, 2007

Hip Hop Hafla Purim Party, Brooklyn, NY, Mar 3

ShemSpeed presents:
Hip Hop Hafla Purim Party

with Niz, Kosha Dillz, Shem Disciples
(live hip-hop reggae)
live megillah reading

Mar 3 @ BAM Cafe
8:30pm, FREE
30 Lafayette Ave., Downtown Brooklyn

November 10, 2009

C Lanzbom and Chana Rothman, The Living Room, NY, NY, November 10, 2009

NEW YORK, NY Uplifting groove-oriented music that combines hip hop, reggae, folk, and a bit of Hebrew.

The concert takes place on Tuesday November 10, 2009 at 8pm at the Living Room, 154 Ludlow Street, NYC. Cover charge is $12. Chana will be sharing the bill with C Lanzbom and BettySoo. This concert is part of WFUV's "On Your Radar," a live music series sponsored by John Platt, host for WFUV's Sunday Breakfast. For more information about the show, contact (212) 533-7237 or visit

WFUV will also air an in-studio session on Sunday November 1 from 10-11 a.m., featuring Chana Rothman and C Lanzbom on John Platt's Sunday Breakfast at 90.7 FM in New York and on the web at


Chana's music, using two languages and ancient texts to address social ills and joys of today, brings a universal appeal. The message is unity through music. Two years as a Head Songleader in Reform Judaism's teen leadership summer camps helped Chana develop a passion for music as a tool to bring communities together.

RICHARD ANTONE of ELMORE MAGAZINE writes: "Rothman's music bubbles with a conscious vibe that's capable of bringing people together. She is adept at using religious imagery and bilingual lyrics as a bridge rather than a wedge."

Chana's debut album, "We Can Rise," (Oyhoo Records) produced by C Lanzbom, was voted "Best Album of 2007" by and she was featured in "Top 5 Women Who Rock" by American Jewish Life and Lilith Magazine. Chana was also featured in the documentary film "Jewish Music: More Than Just Klezmer" produced by Brooklyn College Media Department.
NEW YORK TIMES says of Chana Rothman:"Worth Checking Out"


C Lanzbom has a very diverse career in performing around the world playing guitar, writing music, producing, and engineering. He has written with Perry Farrell (Janes Addiction), and shared the stage with him and artists such as Dispatch, Bruce Hornsby, Mickey Heart, and many more. C has had his music placed in Movies (When Do We Eat), and many T.V. shows including, MTV's The Real World "Sydney" and Real world "Brooklyn","The City" and various T.V. commercials. A session guitarist for many years, he opened his own recording studio (Sherwood Ridge) in 2002. Since then he has produced, written for, played on, and engineered over 20 full-length album releases, Including 6 solo instrumental albums. Currently he plays and writes with his bands,Soulfarm, Fools For April, and Skyland.

February 28, 2011

Aharit HaYamim @ Winterfest, NYC, 28 Feb 2011

Aharit HayamimShemspeed WinterFest presents Aharit HaYamim
Monday, February 28th - Manhattan, NY
85 Avenue A (b/w 5th & 6th) New York

7pm Doors | 8pm Show
$12 Advance Tickets | $15 Door

As Israel’s top festival band, Aharit HaYamim are known for their powerful and exciting live performances. Their reggae, dub and ska groove and sensibility are rooted in a longing for peace and love of Zion they share with their Rastafarian brethren. Showcased in songs such as “Yerushalayim” and “Holy Mount Zion,” Aharit proclaim their love through tight four-part harmonies, layered over thumping bass lines, lush arrangements and extended-play instrumentals. Their music embodies the Grateful Dead and Bob Marley rolled into one.


April 17, 2011

CD Release for Temple Rockers, Ithaca, NY, 17 Apr 2011

On Sunday April 17th, 2011, roots reggae ensemble The Temple Rockers will be performing an ages, early show at Castaways in Ithaca, NY to celebrate the Tzadik Records CD release of David Solid Gould vs. Bill Laswell: Dub of the Passover.

2 sets
Castaways- Ithaca, NY
special guests: the Cornell Klezmer Ensemble
7pm showtime
$10 Cover

For more info:!/event.php?eid=158363770886510